Fishing in the Yukon

Private Fishing Camps

A fly-in fishing trip to the remote lakes of Canada’s Yukon remains one of the great fishing adventures in one of North America’s last frontiers. Let us fly you and your friends in to fish on one of our nine secluded lakes north of Whitehorse, in the Yukon River basin.

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Our fishing season runs from the last weekend in May to the end of September. Enjoy some of the best fly fishing and spin/cast fishing in the world for Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish and Burbot. Northern Canada’s Yukon welcomes you to our clean and well-maintained fishing camps with a choice of nine pristine Yukon lakes – all to yourself.

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Fishing Tips by Species

Canada fishing trips give anglers the ideal setting for fly fishing (or spin cast fishing) in our nine pristine Yukon lakes from the privacy of your exclusive fly-in fishing camp. With abundant populations of Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Whitefish, and Burbot  to entertain you, you’ll be sure to come home from your Canadian fishing trip with lots of stories from another memorable fishing vacation – this time spent in the iconic Yukon.

Over the years, Wilderness Fishing Yukon has perfected our recommendations for fishing gear and fly fishing tips and techniques to make sure you have the absolute BEST Canada fishing experience.

Learn about our fishing tips by species:

Spin-Casting Northern Pike

Spin cast fishing for Northern Pike can be equally entertaining. Use the Northern Pike lures we recommend. Techniques for Northern Pike spin cast fishing are similar to fly fishing techniques except that you can catch big Pike while trolling. See our description in the trout fishing section for trolling rigs.

Arctic Grayling Fishing Tips

Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling on a pristine lake or stream in Canada’s Yukon is a fishing adventure you won’t want to miss. Most small flies work well with Grayling. Start with dry flies as they can be more entertaining than the wet flies. Keep in mind that Grayling feed mostly on insects so anything from grass hoppers to wasps to black ants will work. The Prince Nymph or Royal Coachman are great Grayling fly fishing flies.

Trout Fishing Tips

Fly fishing for Trout in the Yukon is most successful in the spring between the middle of May to the end of June. If you see Cisco, you can bet there will be a few big Lake Trout following them so throw your black and white, or dark blue and white sinking streamer into the school of cisco and make your streamer look wounded. After June you will have to go deeper if you want to catch Lake trout. Fish off of drop offs and shoals. Trolling works on the fly! Don’t troll to fast and use your motor to control the depth of your fly. Dark overcast days seem more productive than clear days for Trout.

Lake Whitefish Fishing Tips

Most whitefish caught are caught accidentally, while trolling or casting for trout or grayling. Some of our guests have succeeded in getting them to hit a nymph fly on the shoals. Flutter spoons are said to work. Ask Bernard about directions for making a whitefish rig. You will need some nice tricky flies to prevent Lake Whitefish from slipping of the hook too easily. Hint: use a curved hook! Small Gamigatzu’s work well.

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